Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #nuuksnowfest2019 is coming!!! The festival opens tomorrow and will be taking over the #colourfulnuuk account. Stay tuned for some real life cold and snowy art creation! πŸ˜±β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒŸ #visitgreenland #pioneeringnation #reasontogo #thingstodoinnuuk
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    What @lisagermanyphotography said πŸ‘‡πŸ½βœŒπŸΌπŸ˜ ・・・ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± Sermitsiaq at sunset from half-way up Lille Malene. - ⛰️ On my first week in Nuuk, @greenland_explorer and I essentially ran up the ski piste on Lille Malene chasing the sunset. OK - maybe we weren't really running, but his legs are longer than mine ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    😍😍😍😍😍 ・・・ Comment if you also think Northern Lights are a blessing! πŸ™‹β€β™€ #guidetogreenland Thanks for sharing @greenland_explorer πŸ“Έ by @guidetogreenland πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± . . . . . #holidaygreenland #adventuretraveling #travelloversofinstagram #groenlandia #arcticadventure #explore #travel #greenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We’re feeling ya @von.rosenbach - what do you say world, up for a kayak adventure in the icy waters surrounding #colourfulnuuk ? ・・・ TiltrΓ¦ngt kayaktur πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ #weekend #lifeinism #kayakhipster #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #lifeisawesome #kayak #kayakpaddle #prijon #kayakgram ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    These are the β˜€οΈβ„οΈ days. Thank you for the photo @woodgards Remember to use #colourfulnuuk for the chance to be featured! #visitgreenland #travelguide #beapioneer #wintertrips
  • This. Just this. Nothing else. #colourfulnuuk By @tworavens.gl ・・・ Feeling tiny in a huge land - feeling huge respect for this tiny country! . . πŸ“·: @greenland_explorer . #tworavens #adventure #explore #travel #backcountry #outdoorlife #snowshoeing #hiking #greenland #visitgreenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    @visitgreenland says it like it is! πŸ‘‡πŸ½βœŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ come on by and get your own photo, from one of the finest photo ops in #colourfulnuuk ・・・ Nuuk has appr. 18,000 inhabitants - and some of them live in these colourful houses with a spectacular sea view. The iconic 1,210 metres Mt. Sermitsiaq - the symbol ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    What @greenlandpioneer said. See more on #colourfulnuuk #Repost @greenlandpioneer ・・・ They don’t call it Colourful Nuuk for nothing! Beautiful composition by Carlo @lukassen_photography thank you for tagging @greenlandpioneer #exploregreenland #travelgreenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Epic nature, epic colours, epic Nuuk, epic Monday. Thank you @malikbrons for this gem! #colourfulnuuk #beapioneer #visitgreenland #epicmonday ・・・ Golden hours.
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Another glimpse from the daily winterlife in #colourfulnuuk - thank you @woodgards for sharing! ・・・ Nuuk, Greenland πŸ‡¬πŸ‡±
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    It’s not all darkness and northern lights these days - check out this calming timelapse from the fiord. #Repost @nunafoto ・・・ #Sunset in #Nuuk πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± #Greenland right now. I just love #winter as the light is always fantastic πŸ’— . Time is now around 16:30 and from day to day we feel days are getting ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #Repost @nuuksnowfestival ・・・ Would you like to make your own snow sculpture? Now is your chance! Register your team now! Send us an email at snow@sermersooq.gl with the name of your team, the names of all four team members and choose the Figurative or the Nonfigurative category. Photo: Peter ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #colourfulnuuk is getting a great new sight - are you ready for this kind of arctic wonder? #Repost @nunafoto ・・・ Amazingly new project in #Nuuk πŸ‡¬πŸ‡± making a gangway along the coast line πŸ’― . Last night πŸŒƒ I went to see how far the project was and it certainly looks good on this first of five stages. ...

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